Teal Pants

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Tone on Tone

Wearing tone on tone is no different from head-to-toe black: You're creating a line with a single palette—in this case, dusty teal.

Keep the color quiet. You don't want to be mistaken for a Cirque du Soleil acrobat.

When in doubt, go for a nude shoe.

Magenta Pants

Photo: Chris Eckert/Studio D.

Longer Top

Control the amount of color you're showing with a long tunic, jacket, or, as shown here, poncho.

Neutrals look lovely against color. Consider charcoal, camel, even a deep aubergine.

Balance a skinny silhouette on the bottom with a looser, more flowing top.

Red Pants

Photo: Chris Eckert/Studio D.


There's a time to blend in and a time to stand out. If you really want to light up a room, don't pair a shiny top with black; brightly colored pants have lots more pop.

Wider cut, boot-leg pants actually slim hips.

The higher the heel, the longer-looking the legs.